Geography is central to the work of the Department of City Planning. While planning involves the development of citywide policies and strategies to promote a resilient, equitable and livable New York City with economic and housing opportunities for all, these policies and strategies come to life in specific places, each with a unique collection of geographic and demographic characteristics.
The Department of City Planning website is full of maps. Visit the Plans and Studies section for maps related to ongoing or recent projects. Visit the Zoning Maps section for historical, current and proposed zoning maps. The Community Portal contains links to map resources for each of the 59 community districts. The NYC Population section contains a wealth of historical and current demographic, socioeconomic and housing maps. And for those who want to make their own maps, download our geographic data files in our Open Data/BYTES of the BIG APPLE™ section.
This Maps & Geography section contains links to some of City Planning’s citywide geographic resources.